Hark, ten thousand voices crying

Hark, ten thousand voices crying

Author: John Nelson Darby
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1. Hark! ten thousand voices crying,
Lamb of God! with one accord;
Thousand thousand saints replying,
Wake at once the echoing chord.

2. Praise the Lamb, the chorus waking,
All in heaven together throng;
Loud and far each tongue partaking
Rolls around the endless song.

3. Grateful incense this, ascending
Ever to the Father’s throne:
Every knee to Jesus bending,
All in mind in heaven is one.

4. All the Father’s counsels claiming
Equal honors to the Son,
All the Son’s effulgence beaming,
Makes the Father’s glory known.

5. By the Spirit all pervading,
Hosts unnumbered round the Lamb,
Crowned with light and joy unfading,
Hail Him as the great I AM.

6. Joyful now the new creation
Rests in undisturbed repose,
Blest in Jesus’ full salvation,
Sorrow now nor thralldom knows.

7. Hark! the heavenly notes again!
Loudly swells the song of praise;
Through creation’s vault, Amen!
Amen! responsive joy doth raise.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2644

Author: John Nelson Darby

Darby, John Nelson, M.A., youngest son of John Darby of Leap, King's Co., Ireland, was born at Westminster, Nov. 18, 1800; educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1819; and in due course was called to the Bar. He subsequently took Holy Orders; but in a short time allied himself with the Plymouth Brethren. In the exercise of his ministry amongst them he visited most parts of the world, and translated the Bible into English, French, and German. His published works, including a Synopsis of the Books of the Bible; Notes on Revelations, &c, are numerous. He died at Bournemouth, April 29, 1882. His hymns in common use are:— 1. Hark, ten thousand voices crying. The Second Advent anticipated. Praise. Appeared in Hy… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark, ten thousand voices crying
Author: John Nelson Darby


[Hark Ten thousand voices crying]



This story is associated with the writing of RATHBUN: One Sunday in 1849 Ithamar Conkey (b. Shutesbury, MA, 1815; d. Elizabeth, NJ, 1867) walked out of the morning service at Central Baptist Church, Norwich, Connecticut, where he was choir director and organist, frustrated because only one soprano f…

Go to tune page >



The Cyber Hymnal #2644
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #4979
  • PDF Score (PDF)


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #4979Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2644TextScoreAudio
Include 2 pre-1979 instances